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Church of St Bartholomew, Holmer & Shelwick

Description: Church of St Bartholomew

Grade: I
Date Listed: 27 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 154229

OS Grid Reference: SO5053142404
OS Grid Coordinates: 350531, 242404
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0778, -2.7232

Location: A49, Holmer, County of Herefordshire HR4 9RG

Locality: Holmer & Shelwick
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR4 9RG

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There is also a scheduled monument, Churchyard Cross in St Bartholomew's Churchyard, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

SO 54 SW
6/44 Church of St Bartholomew


Parish church. Late C12 and early C13, mid- to late C19 restoration.
Coursed sandstone rubble; tiled roof. Continuous nave and chancel, late
C19 south porch and west vestry. Nave and chancel, plinth, raised verges,
single restored C19 lancets flank gabled C19 south porch; late C12 inner
doorway, two-centred arched head of two orders, outer chamfered continuous
order and inner roll-moulded with chamfered imposts, C19 moulded label;
north wall of nave has three similar C19 restored lancet windows, C15 west
window of three cinquefoil-headed lights and tracery, pair of C14 trefoiled-
ogee headed lights to left and pair of late C13 trefoil-headed lights to
right of C12 chancel doorway with semi-circular head. North wall of chancel
retains two lancet windows. East end; two lower single lancets and C13
lancet in gable. Interior: concave splayed reveals to east windows with
labels which continue around church interior as string course. Similarly
sills also continued as second string course below. Similar concave splayed
reveals to lancets of north wall of chancel. C14 or C15 trussed rafter-roof
with scissor-bracing to nave, C15 chancel roof of three bays with four
hammer-beam trusses; decorative members and traceried infilling between hammer-
beams and collars. No chancel arch. Mid- to late C19 organ case with columns
and caryatids said to have been removed from a private house. (RCHM, Vol II,
p 87; BoE, p 195).

Listing NGR: SO5053642404

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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